Holmes, Allen lead TC runners

Hannah Holmes (top)?and Joel Allen show the national-qualifying form that led them to their respective fourth- and seventh-place finishes in the KCAC championship races at Sterling Saturday. Garrett Daugherty also qualified for the national meet with a ninth-place finish. Phyllis Richert PhotosThe Tabor College cross country teams participated in the KCAC championship at Sterling Saturday, where three Bluejay athletes qualified for the national meet.

Hannah Holmes led the women, qualifying for the national meet by placing fourth among a field of 88 with a time of 19 minutes, 2.1 seconds in the 5-k race.

Paula Young finished 20th (20:14.7), Katey Whitesell 24th (20:25.2), Allie Jost 55th (22:07.5), Kaylee Schmidt 60th (22:32.9), and Jessica Vix 76th (23:57.5).

As a team, the Tabor women placed fifth of the 10 member schools. The University of Saint Mary won the meet.

Joel Allen, meanwhile, led the men in the 8-k race by finishing seventh in a field of 93 in 26:21.6. Garrett Daugherty finished close behind in ninth (26:31.8). Both qualified for the national meet.

Tyler Parrish placed 49th (28:32.8), Phillip Magos 52nd (28:37.7), Bret Mueller 56th (28:41.9) and Josh Richert 62nd (29:26.0).

As a team, the men placed seventh. The University of Saint Mary won the meet.

Coming?The NAIA national championship meet will take place Nov. 22 in Lawrence. The men will race at 10:30 a.m. The women will race at 11:45 a.m.

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